Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness. In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices. Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.
I am often asked about some recipes we use at our home. Below is one of the salmon dinner recipes my husband uses for both of us (all ingredients wild/organic. IF the product claims to be “NATURAL”, it does not mean anything, as this expression is not quantified or qualified by the FDA…):
20 tips for healthy diet and nutrition programs
Nutrition and healthy food is important to anyone who plans for a fit body and a healthy life. Although most interested in weight loss, weight gain or staying fit in general, focus on only the workout, it is also important to watch out for what you eat. Burning calories is all very well, but controlling the intake of calories and other unhealthy products is also essential to stay fit and healthy. So here are 20 tips for a healthy diet and nutrition program.
Change your lifestyle
If you were hunting or gathering in the forest a couple of thousand years ago you would need to adopt a practice of taking great care of the plants that were poisenous, and the animals that considered you as a potential meal. While a bear or a lion is unlikely to jump on you from behind the bakery counter there are plenty of traps and poisens. The same self protective way of being is helpful when you food shop today.
One of the common themes of yoga is balance (physical, mental, spiritual). One of the common themes of my teaching when I am thinking about our connection downward to the earth, and the way we lift upward with control is the strong triangle. Shavasana is one of the major postures chosen for rest because it requires little muscular tension to maintain. Cat position may be hard if one's knees are compromised, but try lifting one limb and you can feel how you begin to tighten to hold the position. Lift two and this is more difficult.
It all starts around the Thanksgiving time and, well, does not end until a few days after the New Year. Season parties, sometimes two a night, all the frenzy of gift-buying, sending the cards – be it by the snail mail or in their electronic version – while trying to manage our usual daily lives and duties… Our days have not enough of hours, our nutrition slacks and the first thing to “go” and not happen is your daily visit to the gym or your daily walk.A recipe for physical and mental disaster.
Ingredients:1 cup oat flour4 egg whites2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder1/4 cup splenda/truvia1/2 tsp.baking soda1/4 tsp.salt8 oz. applesauce3 tbsp. baking cocoa4 oz. waterDirections:1. Preheat oven to 3502. Mix oat flour,protein powder,baking soda,salt and cocoa together in a large bowl.